The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson Quotes
It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying...
Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt
Men more frequently require to be reminded than informed.
I would consent to have a limb amputated to recover my spirits
Dr Blair . . . asked . . . whether he thought any man of...
About the beginning of the seventeenth century appeared a race of writers that may be...
To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity.
So many objections may be made to everything, that nothing can overcome them but the...
Exercise is labor without weariness.
Nature is a hanging judge
There are few things that we so unwillingly give up, even in advanced age, as...
Where there is no difficulty there is no praise
A fishing rod is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool...
How can children credit the assertions of parents, which their own eyes show them to...
The longer we live, and the more we think, the higher value we learn to...
Courtesy and good humor are often found with little real worth.
Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.
No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.
That we must all die, we always knew; I wish I had remembered it sooner.
At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest.